revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and
absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan
- Fidel Castro
ever was in the history of humanity an enemy who was truly universal, an enemy
whose acts and moves trouble the entire world, threaten the entire world, attack
the entire world in any way or another, that real and really universal enemy is
precisely Yankee imperialism."
- Fidel Castro
revolution... is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters."
- Fidel Castro
"I have only two
men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it
is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and
a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my
right. I will hold. "
- 1.Lt. Clifton B. Cates
USMC. In Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918
you not got your bayonets?"
- Sir George Cathcart, November 1854.
At Inkerman when word came that his division was low on ammunition.
we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbor,
we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in
a war simply on her account. If we have to fight it must be on larger issues
- Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (1938)
about the conflict between
Germany and Czechoslavkia)
fight not for the political future of a distant city [Danzig], rather for
principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security
for the peoples of the earth."
- Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
"We have preserved
peace in our time."
- Neville Chamberlain
conflict, its all business. One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero. Numbers
- Charlie Chaplin
"I make war on
the living, not the dead."
- Charles V
(when advised to
hang Martin Luther's corpse on the gallows)
many faults, but they have one redeeming merit; they are never worshippers of
force. Soldiers more than any other men are taught severely and systematically
that might is not right. The fact is obvious. The might is in the hundred men
who obey. The right... is in the one man who commands them."
- Gilbert Chesterton
("Thoughts Around Koepenick")
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton
“As to the
field of battle it is the abiding of the dead. And he who decides to die will
live, and he who wishes to live will die.”
does not merely consist in assaulting walled cities or striking at an army in
battle array; it must include the art of assailing the enemy's mental
- Li Ching (571-649 C.E.)
"He who knows others
is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. He who conquers others has
physical strength. He who conquers himself is strong."
- Tao-te Ching
inoperative in war"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.): Pro Milone.
"I prefer the most unjust peace to
the most righteous war"
supplies neither a general nor a soldier is good for anything"
- Clearchus, 401 BC.
Spartan officer, celebrated as the leader of the Ten Thousand.
"War is much too
serious a matter to be entrusted to the military."
- Georges Clemenceau
don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude
- Georges Clemenceau
"Being in the army
is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult
- Blake Clark
"The truth is that
the fall of Napoleon is the hardest blow that our taxing system ever felt. It is
now impossible to make people believe that immense fleets and armies are
- William Cobbett
"Peace rules the
day, where reason rules the mind."
- William Collins
You shall judge a
man by his foes as well as by his friends.
- Joseph Conrad, 1857-1924
which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
- Calvin Coolidge, (1872-1933)
"Now I recall
the Recon Marines ragged, filthy cammie shirted young men in green paint who
move silent like the fog with deadly purpose in their eyes. Swift, Silent,
Deadly. I smile."
- GYSGT Correll, USMC, Retired Recon Marine
are being killed on the beaches. Lets go inland and be killed."
- Brigadier-General Norman
Omaha Beach, 6 june 1944.
outnumbered, there is only one thing to do. We must attack!"
- Admiral Andrew Cunningham, 11 November 1940.
Before attacking the Italian fleet at Taranto
"We must conquer war or war will conquer us"
- Ely Culbertson
combination of professionalism and technology may also result in narrow-minded
specialization more suited to a debating society than to an organization whose
task it is to cope with, and indeed live in, the dangerous and uncertain
environment of war."
- Martin van Crevald, military historian
"The enemy resembles us. Therefore, he needs to be
approached not as an assembly of 'targets' to be destroyed one by one; but as a
living, intelligent entity capable of acting and reacting."
- Martin Van Creveld
"You'll never get a
Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"
- Capt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC. Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943